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americans held by islamic militants. u.s. government officials tell cnn that may not necessarily, though, be the case. let's get straight to our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence working this story for us. chris, be what is the very latest that you're hearing? >> wolf, the latest that we're getting from u.s. officials is that some americans may have escaped but some may still be held by those hostage takers and they are still seeing signs perhaps of some intermittent fighting, suggesting that perhaps this isn't over yet. as the hostage situation stretched to a second day, u.s. officials scrambled to find a resolution and determine the state of the americans still in militant hands. >> this incident will be resolved, we hope with a minimum loss of life. but when you deal with these relentless terrorists, life is not in any way precious to them. >> americans and other western workers were on as about when multiple militants attacked. the militants took hostage at this gas plant heavily armed with rocket grenades and forced some hostages to wear explosive vests. the militants may have t
in washington. we'll discuss why congressman cantor might be the most powerful republican in washington. "cnn saturday morning with around randi kaye" continues right now. >>> flights canceled, hundreds of car wrecks. all the result of an arctic blast along the east coast. are we close to a thaw or more of the same? >>> a teenager makes a stunning announcement to a high school crowd. now the video, the admission is viral. we'll talk with him live. >>> it's a movie winning acclaim, racking up nominations and now being invoked by the secretary of state s. i'll talk with the writer of "argo." >>> good morning, everyone, i'm randi kaye. it is 10:00 on the east coast. thank you very much for starting your morning with us. the secretive hacking group anonymous says that it has declared war on the u.s. government. overnight, they hacked the federal sentencing commission's web site, posting a video and a letter threatening "chaos" if their demands aren't met. for at least the last two hours, the site has been totally shut down. nick valencia tells us more about this. first of all, do we have any idea
armstrong tells oprah winfrey. >>> cnn newsroom" begins right now. >> sorry, soledad, good morning to you and hello everyone! stories we're watching, i was having an interesting conversation with my executive producer. >>> a ferocious football player bruised and battered by the shocking revelation the dying girlfriend he publicly mourned never existing. >>> cheating, businessmen, sports stars, celebrities even your own kids may be doing it. sure people get caught like tiger woods. >> i was unfaithful. i had affairs. i cheated. >> but will we ever learn our lesson? today we're looking at why we cheat. >>> behaving like a king, that's how senator rand paul described president obama who signed 19 executive actions on gun control. we'll tell you what else paul is saying, plus this. >>> it's going to be like that, huh? ahh, someone wants to play. >> just trying to keep one the old guy, you snow. >> dude, is that your real hair? >> rory and tiger joking on the set but the joke is on you. they weren't even together for this new nike ad. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning, thank you so much
. these are the top stories we are following right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> the gun control debate, it takes center stage on tuesday. that's when vice president biden's expected to present his recommendations to president obama on how to reduce gun violence in this country. a ban on assault weapons likely to be among those proposal. new york senator charles schumer today asked walmart and other retailers to stop selling those guns voluntarily. >> i'm urging our country's major gun retailers like walmart and sports authority, to suspend sales of modern assault-style weapons until congress is able to fully consider and vote on legislation to curb gun violence. >> gun shows are thriving ahead of any possible action in washington. the national rifle asees yation president david keen put the blame squarely on the white house. >> the two people who were selling so-called assault rifles are senator feinstein and president obama, not us. they are the ones that are scaring american gun owners. it isn't the nra. >> tomorrow marks one month since the massacre in newtown, connecticut, and residents are
. that's what we're seeing here. we know this morning, cnn has confirmed that european, chilean, indian and qatar authorities have grounded their fleets. they are not being flown until further notice. >> until they figure out if they're safe. sandra endo, thank you. >>> as we said, there was a lot going on today. christine is here with the headlines. >>> americans and other foreign nationals becoing held hostage algeria. islamic militants targeted a gas field targeting foreign officials there. several hostages were seized, including americans. 30 algerians taken hostage have managed to escape. >>> an american soldier accused of murdering 16 afghan civilians, 9 of them children, he is set to be arraigned today. a defense attorney says staff sergeant robert bales will plead not guilty. he is being held at a base in washington state. bales allegedly murdered the civilians in a nighttime raid last march. >>> the world awaits oprah winfrey's one-on-one with lance armstrong tonight. it's widely reported he will admit to doping but what else will he say? the interview has not aired, but the da
's the big picture goal? in an interview with cnn's erin burnett in afghanistan, defense secretary said terrorists have to be defeated, not decimated. >> i think that you can reach a point where you so significantly weaken al qaeda that, you know, although there may be a few people around, they won't be able to be conduct the operations that they've conducted in the past. >> chris lawrence joins us the pentagon. good to see you, chris. former senator chuck hagel, of course, just nominated for secretary of defense, he would be part of this pull-out. he's a guy that was not in favor of the troop surge, has a controversial side to him in that regard. what do we expect from him? >> reporter: basically, michael, wasn't in favor of the surge in iraq, not quite so critical of the surge in afghanistan. it's a big difference. on the surge in iraq, he called it one of the biggest foren policy blunders since vietnam. chuck hagel was part of the planning for the afghanistan surge under president obama. he consulted with the president's national security adviser and when he gave a speech shortly aft
don't come crashing against american shores. tom forman, cnn, stevensville, maryland. >>> that's it for us, thanks for watching. "early start" begins now. >>> sick day friday. doctors struggle to control a fierce flu outbreak spreading through offices and job sites. >>> hero in the classroom this teacher is one of two staffers who stared down the barrel of a shotgun and talked a school shooter into giving up. >>> and this size says it all. severe storms leave parts of one southern state completely unwater. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john bermman. >> it is friday, i'm zoraida sambolin. it's friday, january 11th. up first, the fast-spreading flu now officially an epidemic. the flu season has come early, hit really hard. nearly two dozen children have died. widespread activity reported in more than 40 states as well. boston's mayor just declared a citywide emergency because of the flu. and now a leading health official acknowledging the outbreak has reached a new level. >> if you look at the charts that the cdc put out on their website, it clearly has gone above t
with them as well. a quick reminder, you can always check out any interviews on this show at cnn.com/brooke. and now wolf blitzer in washington. hey, wolf. >>> brooke, thank you very much. dramatic new developments in the accelerating debate on guns and gun control. gabrielle giffords and nra are making their voices heard in new ways. >>> also, egypt's new president joins me to talk about tahrir square. a one-time symbol of hope is now dirty and oppressive. >>> plus, a mystery that started with a winning lottery ticket and ended with a deadly poisoning. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with this afternoon's announcement that the national rifle association is joining the white house in the discussion of gun violence in america. a representative will meet with vice president biden this week. what will they be doing? lisa sylvester is walking into "the situation room" right now. you've been doing some reporting, lisa. what is the very latest? >> wolf, leaders from both the private and public sectors are offering specific proposals on gun control, all si
is dropping the proposal but the white house says that's not so. an administration spokesman told cnn avoiding this issue because it's been politically difficult in the past is not an option. that's despite what will be fierce opposition from the nation's top gun lobby, the national rifle association. >> i do not think there's going to be a ban on assault weapons passed by the congress. >> the nra plans an aggressive campaign and can point to what happened in 1994 when president bill clinton signed the last assault weapons ban into law. democrats lost both houses of congress to republicans. >> these become the only republican candidate in indiana with an f rating from the nra. >> last year the nra proved it was willing to go after the gop as well, running this ad against dick lugar. the white house appears to be prepared for the fight to come. after biden spent days meeting with interest groups, the latest being video game makers, the vice president doesn't seem to be in the mood to take on the entertainment industry. >> are democrats as nervous about the nra as they used to be? >> no, they ar
this problem, fix this mess and many of us agree with that. >> reporter: brianna keilar, cnn, washington. >> coming up in our next hour we'll talk with democratic congressman joe garcia from florida about the immigration reform push in the house. >>> the search is on right now for a u.s. air force fighter jet that may have crashed during training exercise. they lost contact with it last night over the aid reattic sea. they're searching through rain and snow and dealing with poor visibility. it was reported there's an oil slick in the area. the pilot's condition is yet unknown. >>> new developments in the brazil nightclub inferno. four people have been arrested, a fire that left 231 people dead. two of the people in custody are owners of the kiss nightclub in santa maria. the other two are members of the band that was playing at the club when the fire broke out. police say the band had been using pyrotechnics as part of its stage show before the fire began. >>> boy scouts of america has considered changing its long standing policy against allowing openly gay members. this after months of
in the "cnn newsroom." how about good news? we've got some. we'll start with that regarding the flu. despite warnings we are facing an em ep dymmek, the situation may be starting to improve. the cdc is releasing new numbers that show high numbers at least declining in parts of the country. but it is still it, under line this still a very dangerous situation with widespread activity now reported in 48 states. the cdc's latest count shows 20 children have died across the country. we'll have a live report. >>> moving on, it could be one of the most shocking admissions in sports history. "usa today" reporting that cycling superstar lance armstrong will admit to doping in an upcoming interview with oprah winfrey. >> the evidence came out against him, a massive file of evidence came out against him in october. and then in the three months since then, he's been keeping a pretty low profile. and i think he's been deciding what to do about it. he's kind of cornered himself because for many years now, he's strenuously denied these doping allegations and with all the evidence that's come out against hi
, will be joining the president. you want to stay with cnn for special coverage of that announcement. it begins with wolf blitzer at 11:55 a.m. eastern time right here on cnn. tomorrow we'll be talking with texas congressman rahim castro, new york congressman peter king, and actor gabriel mock, the star of the hit show "suits." >> i love that show. >> "cnn newsroom" begins with carol costello. good morning. >> good morning. >>> happening in the "newsroom" -- fireball in london a deadly crash as a helicopter slams into construction crane, new details on what may have caused this frightening accident. >>> under the gun, much of the eastern united states, from louisiana to maine getting rain, snow, and ice, this is just the beginning! an arctic blast plunging south. >>> champion cash, a startling look at the money, the players and the influence s.e.c. schools spending the most three times what most people earn in a year. it's an eye-opening look at the athletes and the almighty dollar. >>> plus this -- >> i don't know if i want this guy to be the face of austin anymore. >> outrage that the cyclist
're in "the situation room." >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> let's get to the breaking news. a deadly terrorist attack on a gas field in eastern algeria near the libyan border. some of the more than 40 hostages seized have been released but a number of them are still being held, including americans. the state department confirms those americans are affiliated with the oil giant bp. let's bring in elise labott. the latest information you're getting is what? >> well, at first these assailants, these affiliated-al qaeda militants tried to storm a bus, these bp employees headed for an air field in nearby eastern algeria, that was not successful. then they stormed the compound of this living -- the living quarters of this air field and they took about 40 hostages. we understand that about seven americans -- we're not sure. it could be a little bit more, a little less -- are being held as well as britain, japan, norway, and ir labd. >> do we know who these americans are, what they were doing there precisely? >> they were all working in some capacity for bp. it's a very remote area and that'
of performance-enhancing drugs. first reported by sports illustrated. cnn not yet able to confirm that report. independently, we are bringing it to you because ray lewis has addressed the allegation two times. thank you for watching this very busy edition of "newsroom." "newsroom international" starts now. >>> welcome to "newsroom international." we are taking you around the world in 60 minutes. here's what's going on now. the debate over gun violence taking an emotional turn on capitol hill. a senate committee hears testimony from former congresswoman gabrielle giffords who was shot in the head in 2011. she struggled with speech because of lingering effects of the shooting. she's determined to speak out. >> this is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for democrats and republicans. speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> you see
. tune in tomorrow for a specialc meeting about the push for gun control. thursday at 8:00 on cnn. >>> we are also watching an extremely unstable, dangerous storm system stretching 1200 miles from the great lakes to the gulf coast, threatening millions of folks in the south. it is triggering severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, wind gusts stronger than 70 miles an hour. the storm caused major damage in several states. trees knocked down. we already have seen roofs ripped off homes in tennessee. one man reportedly killed from a falling tree. the storm creating dangerous conditions on the road. police in kentucky say this tractor-trailer flipped over after hitting a concrete barrier. the central u.s. was hit with numerous crashes in kansas and ohio. want to bring in chad myers. we are getting word that a tornado touched down in northern georgia a half hour ago. what do we know? >> it was the town of adairsville, georgia. there are triage areas set up at local banks. this was a big hit. we don't have video approved for air yet. stay tuned was. we have to ask the photographer, make sure this is o
of you. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello right now. >>> condition critical, hospitals take emergency measures to deal with a severe strain of flu and overflow of patients. plus -- >> shoot him again, shoot him. oh, no. >> moments of terror, a hero mother on the phone with her husband, while a burglar hunts down her family. hear the 911 tape as she hides in the attic with her 9-year-old twins. >>> breaking his silence, lance armstrong agreeing to sit down with oprah winfrey. the downfall and the doping accusations, will we hear a confession from the once cycling great? >>> and he climbed all the way to the top of a storm-soaked roller coaster to plant an american flag. later you'll hear why he did it and what happened to him. "newsroom" starts now. good morning to you, thank you so much for being with us. i'm carols cou s coulcostello. we begin with a story that might be in your home, you don't know it or not, the outbreak of the flu, this year exceptionally early and unusually rampant. at least 43 states reports widespread cases and hospitals are starting to feel the strain, in chica
cnn host piers morgan. that's it for me now. brooke baldwin continues on "cnn newsroom." >>> as reaction pours in on the president's gun proposal, we aren't going to tell you what is illegal. we will show you what's illegal. you'll hear it straight from a gun dealer. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. they lived a middle class life, going to work, playing tennis. but behind closed doors they were sleeper spies, delivering secrets for cash. >>> plus, the jet of the future grounded. why dreamliners' new problem leads to a drastic move. >>> and -- >> just devastating. i think the whole town is probably just mortified about it. >> a dad and his two young sons go hiking. but never come home. you'll hear what happened in their last 24 hours. >>> hello, i'm brooke baldwin. good to be with you. it is a fight he shied away from in his first term of office. as of this afternoon, gun control is back near the top of president barack obama's agenda. 33 days since the shocking carnage at sandy hook elementary school. the president is calling the nation to action. he says protecting
time. >>> better news this morning about the flu. cnn's elizabeth cohen got a look at new numbers out from the cdc, numbers set to officially be released later today. the number of cases are actually down with 24 states reporting high levels of flu last week, compared to 29 the week before. however, there were two more pediatric deaths, bringing the total to 20 and by pediatric deaths we mean children of course. in chicago, flu patients are overwhelming the city's already strained hospitals though with still quite the outbreak there. here's cnn's ted rowlands. >> no nausea at this point. >> reporter: deborah cross started feeling sick on monday, three days later she ended up in the emergency room at cook county hospital in chicago, where it was so busy, she had to wait four hours to be seen. >> decided to be safe and come here make sure that everything was okay. >> reporter: several hospitals in chicago this week were forced to reject patients for several hours because of so many flu cases. on monday, 11 different hospitals in the chicago area couldn't handle any more patients. non-li
of much of the sports world, even beyond. our cnn national correspondent deborah feyerick reports. >> reporter: for manti te'o, every game, every victory led to this, january's national championships shaped and inspired in many ways by the personal tragedy months earlier of the 21-year-old college football hero. >> when i lost my girlfriend and my grandma, that was possibly the hardest time of my life. >> reporter: the day was september 11th, 2012. te'o learned his beloved grandmother had died. hours later, a call that his girlfriend who had apparently told him that summer she had been in a car accident and diagnosed with cancer, she had also died. >> you know, the love of my life, the last thing she said to me was, i love you. >> reporter: te'o dedicated the season to them both, sending white roses and skipping the funeral to play football, as he promised. everyone, opposing teams, fans rallied around the hawaii native. >> to see the whole stadium, both notre dame and michigan fans wears leis, you know, that's where i just looked up and said, my father, you're the man. >> reporte
in the "cnn newsroom." i'm wolf blitzer in washington. we're getting immediate reaction from republican leadership to what the president of the united states and the vice president just announced over at the white house. dana bash is our chief congressional correspondent. dana, are you getting some reaction from the speaker? >> reporter: that's right. the speaker's spokesman we should note saying the house committees of jurisdiction will review the recommendations and if the senate passes a bill, we will take a look at that. so that really undersores what we have been reporting for the past several days, even weeks that the house republicans are effectively a sideshow right now. certainly what they are going to feel ultimately if there is an ultimately will matter, but right now the focus is on the senate and is on the president's fellow democrats. and so much of what he was saying and focusing on, and will focus on in the next few days, is going to be on people in his own party. that really is something that i think is important to underscore. couple things here. first of all, there wa
the runways at salt lake city's international airport to shut down. at least for some time yesterday. cnn's jennifer is live in tennessee for us. >> frio. it is very cold, absolutely. the temperature is 31 degrees. we've been seeing rain come down. of course we're starting to see looks like a little sleet popping into areas across parts of middle tennessee. now keep in mind, we are at the tennessee department of transportation. you can see all the salt back there. well, there is somebody who's in control of the salt. his name is berl tidwell. you have a big job here. of course, last week you had an ice storm that came through. that was a pretty minor one. but now you're ready for this one. tell us how you kind of tackle this storm. i know you do this in two different parts. >> yes. yesterday we put out brine. we geared up for salt. and we're out tonight on our routes if anything happens we're out there ready to go. >> okay. and why do you put the brine down first? i know when you put the salt down, it lowers the freezing point. >> it actually keeps the frozen precipitation from sticking t
of movies that are being made? nischelle turner, cnn, hollywood. >> let's hope the conversation is just beginning. that's it for me. "cnn newsroom" continues now with brooke baldwin. >>> as i speak, andrew cuomo is introducing what is being called one of the toughest gun control laws in the entire country but will it work? i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. >>> when celebrities want to confess, they usually go to oprah. so will lance armstrong, is this the plan? >>> plus, the political future of hugo chavez on the brink. >>> and in one county, police don't have enough ammunition because of a run on bullets. one distributor says, he has never seen it so bad. >>> good to see you here. i'm brooke baldwin. beating the president to the punch, new york's governor is getting ready to propose sweeping gun control laws. here he is, andrew cuomo, governor of new york, waiting for him, i should say, that wasn't him there, using the state of the state address to push for, supporters say, some of the toughest gun restrictions in the whole country. so here's just some of what we're anticipating the
. >>> a whole lot more ahead on c cnn's "saturday morning," which starts right now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >> i'm victor blackwell. 8:00 here on the east coast. thank you for starting your day with us. >>> we start with the lance armstrong bombshell, usa today reporting that he will admit to doping monday in an interview with oprah. >> oprah will go to armstrong's home in texas to get the details. he has denied using drugs in the past. so his admission could have serious consequences. this morning i spoke with the man who broke the story, brent strattenborg. >> he's supposed to make this admission monday when the show tapes. oprah winfrey is coming to his home in austin, texas, taping an interview monday. and that is supposed to air next thursday a's to why is he doing this now, the evidence came out against him, a massive file of evidence came out against him in october. in the three months since then, he has been keeping a pretty low profile. and i think he has been deciding what to do about it. he has kind of cornered himself, because for manyiers now, he strenuously de
rights commission told cnn a divorce had been granted in this case. spent a lot of time in saudi arabia. tell us more about this and how people in the region reacted to this. because old men marrying young women is not legal. >> reporter: that's right. i spoke a short while ago with the head of the human rights commission in saudi arabia and he said a divorce has been granted. he said a teen was dispatched to the small village, they spoke with the girl, her family and the husband and resolved the dispute. this divorce will be registered with the court and this dowry will be returned to the husband. the husband claimed he had been ripped off. he said he paid this money and because of that this girl when she left the marriage house that was going against the marriage contract. he was outraged because of that. that man had also claimed that the girl was 25. the human rights commission said she is 15 and the girl never wanted to get married and wanted to escape the husband and now the marriage is final. >> this caused a huge amount of outrage. a hash tag was created on twitter in which they
armstrong already in talks to return some endorsement money. stay with clnch cnn tonight for a complete wrap with anderson cooper, and on saturday, "the world according to lance armstrong." remember when lance armstrong was the most complicated sports story in the world? >> ed today it's not. more about manti te'o's story and how it's disintegrating, straight ahead. first, another thing that's falling apart. for boeing, dreamliners grounded. faa officials joining japan and europe grounding the dreamliner due to fire risk as a result of overheating lithium batteries. united is the only u.s. carrier that operates the dreamliner. christine following the story for weeks. >> what it means for boeing, boeing down 3% in premarket trading. down the past five days, the dreamliner is the marquee aircraft for boeing. lightweight carbon composite materials. most sophisticated electrical systems outside of space travel. a list price between $206 and $400 million dollars. the lithium ion batteries made by a japanese company. before further fight operations of the boeing 787 aircraft, must demonstrate batt
verjee because just live on cnn international, telling us exactly what's going on there. she said that two fatalities in this crash. she said someone on the ground in a burning car had been taken to the hospital and she said it had really tied up traffic in that area. emergency in central london, you have a crane on top of a building and then you have a helicopter that crashes into it and what kind of -- just the spread of the flames and the damage on the ground. i'm told zane is with us now. you're there in london. you're reporting the story for me. you can tell me what the latest is from your vantage point? >> reporter: again, casualties, two dead and two people in hospital. and there was a dramatic scene where the london fire brigades were essentially saying that they basically had to pull someone from a burning car who is now in hospital. it's a dramatic morning here in l london. fire balls in a major commuter area. think of a major area in new york city or penn state shutting down. that's exactly what's happened. a helicopter crashed into a crane on a really, really tall buil
's it for me. i'm brooke baldwin here at the cnn headquarters in atlanta. let's go to wolf blitzer in washington. wolf. >> brooke, thanks very much. >>> happening now, president obama nominates chuck hagel to run the pentagon. calling him a leader our troops deserve. hagel's critics call him profoundly wrong on national security. also, we have new details about a horrifying night in colorado. a police officer cries as he describes a theater floor slippery with blood. >>> plus, a first look at proposed regulations that have would-be gun owners racing right now to buy guns. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we begin with president obama setting the stage for a new fight here in washington. this time, other the national security team for his second term. the president's nominating the former senator chuck hagel, a republican, for defense secretary, and his counterterrorism adviser john brennan to direct the cia. at least one critic calls the hagel nomination an "in your face" pick. let's bring in our white house corresponde
, very, very fluid and cnn can't independently verify some of the reporting taking place, but here's what's reported thus far. on wednesday a group of foreign national, gas workers from the inamina field were on their way to work. attacked by militants in three vehicles. those militants during the ensuing battle killed a briton and algerian, took them back to the gas plant, held them hostage, where the situation has been up to now. we've heard conflicting reports, unconfirmed reports, that there was an ongoing attack by helicopters, which the algerian press service said was absolute fantasy. we've heard, also, that, as you mentioned in your lead, four of the hostages have been freed. two britons, a french person and kenyan. in addition to that, an irish person has been freed. we don't really know, really, how much hostages there are. we've heard as low as 20 from the algerian state media and as high as 40 from the militants. so a very, very fluid situation. one that, you know, we're monitoring as the hours go by, but really don't have a whole lot to report, because we just don't have any
to cnn chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta, dr. anthony fauci, from the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases. former new mexico give nor bill richardson, illinois congresswoman january, and t-boz will be joining us. "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. our starting point is kind of gross. the flu. a nasty strain running rampant across the country. thousands hospitalized and dozens of people have died. in just a few hours, the cdc will release new numbers on how widespread the flu is. cnn's medical unit got an early look and one expert says we're at epidemic levels. dr. sanjay gupta is in atlanta. what are you expecting to hear? >> elizabeth cohen has been working through the night on getting these numbers. one number, which is important and what we expected. widespread outbreak of the flu. 47 states, up from 41 states with an outbreak of the flu. some good news. the number of states with high levels of activity has gone down from 29 now to 24. two additional deaths in young people, from 18 to 20. but there may be some relief as you say
. >>> well, that is it for me. i'm ali velshi. we're not done. the "cnn newsroom" continues in just a moment with my good friend brooke baldwin. >>> it is supposed to be the future of air travel, yet another major problem with the dreamliner jet is raising eyebrows all around the world. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. >>> you bailed them out. now aig execs are thinking about suing their savior. >>> a man wins the lottery, and a month later, he's dead of cyanide poisoning. we're on the case. >>> and as joe biden huddles behind closed doors on the issue of gun control, gabby giffords and michael bloomberg begin their fight against the nra. >>> good to be with you here on this tuesday. i'm brooke baldwin. and i want to begin with the plane boeing says will define the future of the air travel. but for the last month or so, if you've been following this with us, the 787 dreamliner has made most of its headlines really for all these mechanical problems. here is just the latest, just a couple of hours ago, this japan airline, 787, was preparing to leaf above then when it started leaking fuel.
for three deaths nationwide. alexandra steel in the cnn weather center and jennifer delgado in nashville this morning. jennifer, let's start with you. how does it look? >> i can tell you right now, we're experiencing rain and it looks like sleet mixing in. as we go throughout the morning, we'll see the potential for more freezing rain to develop. you can see the round is wet. this shouldn't come as a surprise after such a wild week of weather. frigid temperatures and record-breaking windchills continue to plague much of the country. >> horrible. freezing cold. >> freezing out here, man. >> and freezing rain and ice in tennessee. crews armed with salt trucks are at the ready. >> 32 counties here in the middle tennessee area tdot will be keeping an eye on. we have enough people here to make sure roads are ready for rush hour in the morning. >> reporter: relentless rain in salt lake city forced the airport to close on thursday. some parts of the great lakes picked up between two and three feet of lake-effect snow this week, which led to the pileup in ohio. in new hampshire, brutal subzero w
-examination cnn newsroom international. >> we're taking you around the world in 60 mississip 0 minutes. here's what's going on right now. central cairo today. furious protesters shouting leave, leave. demanding an end to the total rule by president mohamed morsi. today is a landmark day to the opposition movement in egypt. it's the second anniversary of the violent nationwide revolution that threw out president hosni mubarak. today's marches and angers in the street look very much like the beginning of the arab spring. that was cairo two years ago. hosni mubarak was in power. in 18 days he would step down. the country has seen very few calm days since. egypt's first ever free election put a president in office who has still not closed the gap between the government and a frustrated local and vocal opposition. the population who want even more change. i want to bring in reza sayah in cairo. take us to the scene in cairo there behind you. i understand that protesters have gathered. there are some police officers that are hurt. this is just in cairo alone. >> reporter: yes, suzanne. there have
the warm weather, but we need to see if that's a good thing or not. cnn newsroom continues with brooke baldwin. >> brand-new developments in the terrorist attacks with the american hostages. what happened on the chaotic moments on the ground. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. it's bizarre and surreal and it's a mystery without answers. notre dame investigating the fake girlfriend of one of the players. an underworld boss known as grand dad is killed boy a sniper's bullet. pacino as paterno. it will include the scandal that took down the penn state legend? i'm brooke baldwin and you are watching cnn. let's begin with the unfolding crisis in algeria. americans are among those being held by islamic extremists at the oil field. there report that is the hostages here have been freed in the operation by the algerian army. >> one they can dam in the strongest terms a terrorist attack on bp, personnel and facilities in algeria. they are in contact with algerian authorities and the international partners as well as with bp's security office in london. the best we have at this time indicates
jobs from its securities division. cnn reports the cuts will mainly hurt the bank's senior employees. the bank plans to let go of investment bankers, traders and support staff in the division. it follows recent staff cuts at both citigroup and ubs. the darden company is cooking up management changes. darden, which owns popular chain restaurants olive garden, red lobster and longhorn steakhouse, just named 3 executives to top positions. darden had a bout of bad pr last year after admitting it was testing a system to cut worker hours to offset the cost of the affordable care act. the company relented following public push- back. mcdonald's is hoping italians will show the golden arches some love. mcdonald's is opening 100 locations in the european country. calling the euro crisis "temporary," mcdonald's' italian chief executive said the plan will create 3,000 jobs. along with its business in brazil, russia, china, and other countries, mcdonald's predicts its business in italy will grow over the next decade. a record number of people will be able to afford homes this year. that latest
cheaper in 2013. cnn reports that consumers can expect to pay less on expenses including gas, vacation packages, and used cars this year. prices are also set to drop on solar panels and flatscreen tvs. the clothes sported by the first family on inauguration day made a mark in history. j crew has retired two of the items worn by first lady michelle obama and daughter malia. the items no longer available include mrs. obama's belt and the purple edition of malia's jacket. the pieces were pulled "out of respect." the obamas have been known to generate traffic that has crashed the j crew website by wearing the retailer's apparel. still to come, cutting out the confusion. how a start-up aims to end headaches caused by banks. that's later. but first, could a deal between two tech giants cause a domino effect on the industry? that's next, after this "in the know" message. i wanted to be in the military since i was a kid. i served a total of 16 years. and at 19 years old, that's the first time i ever saw somebody die. coming back, i was raging. i started having pretty horrible nightmares. i st
companies doling out the fattest paychecks. according to cnn, salesforce.com employees take home an average pay of $129,000 a year. in addition, top employees are awarded a trip to hawaii, plus $5,000 to tiffany and company. hitachi data systems also ranked high with annual pay of $134,000. employees are encouraged to apply for a larger bonus than just the standard 25%. and at cisco systems, where workers bring in an average of $135,000 a year, employees picked for jury duty or military service still receive a paycheck from the company even while they are out. if you are looking to take your facebook page from 'r' rated to 'pg,' now there's an app. facewash is a new app that will search your facebook past and clear out any content that you may not want friends, family, or possible employers to see. the app is in its early stages, but already has 20,000 users. amazon is pumping up the volume in the speech-recognition arena with its buy of ivona software. amazon hopes to compete with apple's "siri," which enables users to ask questions and provides answers. poland-based ivona's technology al
. he has prepared several options. >> "the new york times" and cnn have reported that those options were present td. allen presented three levels, the pentagon offered three alternatives and the white house deputy adviser commented on the number saying the number could possibly be zero. what more recommendations is the president waiting for? >> you will notice on that full screen we saw that john allen is talking about numbers in the range of 6 to 20,000. where as the president is talking about numberses from 3,000 to 9,000. that's a big, big gap. that translates into a really big difrpts in tference we have forced posture in afghanistan. that translates into having troops on two different bases and those bases are liable to be very far away from the province in eastern afghanistan. the whole presence is that we are going to help the afghan forces be able to stand up and do the fighting and prevent a taliban takeover. if we are not embedded, we are going to see a big flare-up of civil war. that might be what we have to do. maybe it is too expensive for us to be there. i don't think
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